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Origins of the Gilbertson surname

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Where do most Gilbertsons live?

In 1921, most Gilbertsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Gilbertsons

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 8,570 records for the Gilbertson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Gilbertsons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Gilbertson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Gilbertsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Gilbertsons in 1921
Knitter

65

Dressmaker

40

Domestic Servant

29

Living On Own Means

28

Housekeeper

23

Common Male occupations for Gilbertsons in 1921
Fisherman

62

Farmer

52

Carter

38

General Labourer

35

Agricultural Labourer

28

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